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Social Documentary Photography


From Shanghai, China, currently living in Toronto, Canada




2004     Establishes a photography studio, specializes in documentary photography works

2003     Photo editor and photojournalist

1996 -2002     Films soap operas and movies

1980 -1995     Works as a documentary photographer


Solo Exhibitions


2008     Shanghai Longtang,     ShanghART F-Space, Shanghai

New Shanghai Living, Hu Yang Solo Exhibition,     ShanghART F-Space, Shanghai

2007     Timefestival 2007,     De Witte Zaal, Sint-Lucas Institute for Architecture, Ghent, Belgium

2005     Hu Yang—Shanghai Living,     ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai

2004     Shanghai Living, Hu Yang Solo Exhibition,     Epson Imaging Gallery, Shanghai


Group Exhibitions


2011     10th Anniversary Festival "Contemporary Art in Traditional Museum",     The Museum of Traveler P. Kozlov, St.Petersburg, Russia

High-Rise Idea and Reality,     Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

2009     Reversed Image, Representations of Shanghai and its Contemporary Material Culture,     Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, U.S.A.

The China Project—Three Decades: The Contemporary Chinese Collection,     Queensland Art Gallery, Australia

Up Close, Far Away,     Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany

2008     China, Portrait of a Country, a Photographic Exhibition,     Today Art Museum, Beijing

Dans la ville chinoise, Regards sur les mutations d'un empire,     Galeries d'expositions temporaires, France

The Street Belongs to All of Us!,     Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai

China Design Now,     Victoria and Albert Museum, London, U.K.

2007     China, Facing Reality,     Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna, Austria

China Production,     Architekturzentrum Wien, Vienna, Austria

China Under Construction, Contemporary Art from the People's Republic,     Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, USA

Eroi! Come noi.? (Heroes! Like us..?),     Pan| Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Italy

Three Viewpoints to Asian Contemporary Art,     The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma/The Finnish National Gallery, Finland

2006     Lian Cheng Jue, Visual Creativity in New Urban,     Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai

Alllooksame/Tutttuguale?, Art from China, Japan and Korea,     Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

10th International Architecture Venice Biennale,     Italy

China Contemporary, Architecture, Art and Visual Culture,     Netherlands Architecture Institute; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen; Netherlands Fotomuseum, The Netherlands

Share Shanghai,     Shanghai Library, 2nd Exhibition Room, Shanghai

Workers (With Money) Unite!,     Thailand Creative & Design Center, Bangkok, Thailand

The Sixth International Photography Month in Moscow, Photo biennale 2006,     Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia

2005     Shifting Views: Chinese Urban Documentary Photography,     Michigan University, Michigan, U.S.A.

2005 Guangzhou Photo Biennial, Re(-)viewing the City,     Guangdong Art Museum, Guangdong

2004     The 5th Annual Shanxi Pingyao International Photography Exhibition,     Pingyao, Shanxi

2003     The 4th Annual Shanxi Pingyao International Photography Exhibition,     Pingyao, Shanxi




2008 Shanghai Living, Shanghai Jinxiu Publisher, China

Shanghai Nongtang, Shanghai Jinxiu Publisher,China

Shanghai Youth, Shanghai Jinxiu Publisher, China

2007 Shanghai Living, Fackeltraeger Verlog Gmbh, Koln, Germany

2005 Shanghai Living, Shanghai People Art Publisher, China



2010 Shanghai Living – Gold Award, National Magazine, Canada


Grants Received

2010 OAC Mid-Career Visual Artist Grant - Ontario, Canada




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